The short and simple answer is that surgical breast augmentation does not last a lifetime and repeat operations are almost always necessary, either to remove or replace implants or to correct other problems.
Before opting for breast augmentation surgery, it is very important that you become fully familiar with the implications of breast implants, what the procedure entails and the likely developments in the future that you will have to deal with. It is essential that you have a detailed discussion with the surgeon of your choice and clearly understand all that is involved.
Here is what the US FDA has to say about this….
- Breast implants will not last a lifetime. Either because of rupture or other complications, you will likely need to have the implants removed.
- You are likely to need additional doctor visits and reoperations because of one or more complications over the course of your life.
- You are likely to have the implants removed, with or without replacement, because of one or more complications over the course of your life.
- Many of the changes to your breast following implantation may be cosmetically undesirable, as well as irreversible (cannot be undone).
- If you later choose to have your implants removed, you may experience unacceptable dimpling, puckering, wrinkling, loss of breast tissue, or other undesirable cosmetic changes of the breast.
You can see the full FDA Breast Implant Guidelines here – it is important that you read and understand the FDA Guide, before you decide on going ahead with the surgery.